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Woodridge Research Projects: Colonial Settlement

American Colonies

Colonial Settlement

New England Region                 Middle Region                    Southern Region  

New England ColoniesMiddle Colonies Southern Colonies

Images from PhilipMartin.com

Approved Websites

Use these approved websites to research the colonial regions: 

Books from Our Catalog

Look for books about Colonial America at 973 in the Nonfiction section of our library.  Here are a few titles to get you started.

Research Assignment

Use books and approved websites to find information about a Colonial Settlement of America.  Use this information to create Google Slides presentation of the area.  

Research the following for the travel brochure: 

1. Economy

  • Jobs:  How did they make money? 
  • Trade:  What did they trade?
  • Food and Natural Resources: What was available from the land? 
  • Slavery or Indentured Servants:  Did they have them?  Why or Why Not? 

2.  Geography & Climate

  • Location on a map
  • Type of land and it's value
  • Names of each colony in the region
  • Climate

3.  Religion

  • What religious group(s) settled there? 

4.  Culture

  • Population:  Who already lives there? 
  • Founders:  Who and Why? 
  • Recreational Activities:  What did they do for fun? 
  • Problems:  What were the colonies challenges?  

5:  Why is this region better than the other regions?  

Credits

This project is based on the Cranston Public Schools Social Studies curriculum project for Grade 5 Trimester 2.  

Project re-design by Mrs. Basso & Mrs. Theroux, Stadium Elementary School. 

LibGuide by Mrs. Basso, School Librarian